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FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Father Terrance Klein
Arts & CultureFaith
Michael O’Brien
Ahead of Super Bowl weekend, Prof. Jay Carney of Creighton explains the link between sports and the pastoral philosophies of popes from Leo XIII to Francis.
FaithScripture Reflections
Simcha Fisher
A Reflection for Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, by Simcha Fisher
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
The overriding concern is that the goal of a just war must always be to restore or establish peace.
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Joan Rosenhauer
Included in the list of actions against which our lives will be judged is: Did we welcome Jesus when he was a stranger?
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a recent interview with an Italian magazine, Pope Francis provided more comments on “Fiducia Supplicans,” highlighting the hypocrisy behind those shocked that a priest would bless a gay couple but have no problem with him blessing a crooked businessman.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Langston Hughes, the great Black poet, playwright, journalist and author, had a nuanced and not easily categorized religious life.
In this photo provided by America Media, from left, the Rev. James Martin, Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, N.M., and Rev. Eric Andrews attend the closing Mass for the Outreach conference at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, in New York, June 18, 2023. Martin is the founder of Outreach, a unique Jesuit-run program of outreach to LGBTQ+ Catholics. (Cristobal Spielmann/America Media via AP)
FaithNews
The Associated Press
Journalist and author Michael O’Loughlin, the national correspondent at America Media, has been appointed the first executive director of Outreach.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
A Reflection for the Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, by Jill Rice
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
With the help of a woman Anglican bishop, a Salesian sister and a consecrated virgin, Pope Francis and his cardinal advisors sought to deepen their reflection on the role of women in the church.
FaithNews
Gerard O’Connell
On Sunday, Pope Francis sent his greetings to all who will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 10 and invited everyone to pray for peace.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Members at last October’s synod, which included cardinals, bishops, women and men religious, lay men and women, noted their concern with the almost total absence of parish priests at the synod assembly.
FaithFeatures
Dawn Eden Goldstein
How Louis J. Twomey, S.J., overcame his own prejudice to become one of the most outspoken white allies of New Orleans’s Black community.
FaithFaith in Focus
Gregory Hillis
A theologian reflects on his cancer diagnosis and the beginning of treatment: "If we come to understand that God suffers alongside us as one who truly knows what it means to suffer, our anger morphs into love and our suffering mysteriously becomes a means of transformation."
FaithDispatches
Michael Kelly - OSV News
Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin said he hoped that the newly returned relic of St. Brigid would inspire people to show hospitality to asylum-seekers, at a time of growing protests about immigration in the country.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - OSV News
The president of the Irish bishop’s conference hailed an agreement that sees a Catholic take the top political job in Northern Ireland for the first time in its history as an “opportunity for a fresh start and a new beginning.”
FaithPodcasts
Preach
When asked by host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., why he chose the message of “Welcome Home” and not to preach “in a heavier way,” to emphasize the penitential nature of the season, Cardinal Arthur Roche replies: “Well, because I think, really, that’s what Lent is all about.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a doctrinal note approved by Pope Francis that aims to counteract deviations in the administration of the sacraments.
FaithNews
Pope Francis
“In the light of the numerous communications that have been sent to me by various friends and Jewish organizations from all over the world...I feel the desire to assure you of my closeness and affection,” Pope Francis writes.
Arts & CultureMusic
Michael O’Brien
While readers may already be familiar with music giants like Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, let’s take a look at some other artists who have earned Grammy recognition.